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In Ian McEwan's new novel, Charlie takes Adam into his home to live and introduces him to his friend Miranda. Adam, we find out, is a synthetic human..

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Against a backdrop of Britain's loss of the Falkland Islands and mounting social unrest, Charlie invites Adam into his modest London home and introduces him to Miranda, a resident upstairs. Adam is a synthetic human and both neighbours decide to 'shape' his personality for everyday use. Others are doing it too, with an Adam or with an Eve.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

14 minutes

Last on

Mon 29 Apr 2019 22:45

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